For those looking for a unique Maine vacation getaway, the Blue Hill Peninsula features a stunning jagged coastline in the mid-coast region of the state where visitors can enjoy life at an unhurried pace.
The peninsula juts south in Penobscot Bay and off the coast are Little Deer Isle and Deer Isle where visitors will find the picturesque fishing town of Stonington.
Scenic Drive with Plenty to Do
The twisting roadways found on the peninsula wind through blueberry barrens and around charming coves as the labyrinth of twisting roads link the quaint coastal villages of Blue Hill, Brookville, Sedwick, and Brooklin.
For those who enjoy shopping, plan to take in the small town charm of Blue Hill or Castine which are known for drawing artists, painters, photographers, sculptors and others to the area.
For a special outing, plan a trip out to Deer Island where you’ll find 20 galleries offering a leisurely shopping experience.
Accommodations are limited on Blue Hill Peninsula, but include a handful of small inns and charming historic B & Bs scattered across the area.
Along with those possibilities, vacation rentals are another popular option with some being located on the water. And for those who enjoy camping there are plenty of options so pack up your gear.
Things to Do
No matter where you decide to stay, Blue Hill Peninsula’s rich beauty and maritime history make it a great place for kayaking, biking, and hiking. Other places to see and visit include Blue Hill Mountain as well as harbors, beaches and the villages themselves.
And for those looking to dine on some famous Maine Lobster, Stonington may be a small place but it is Maine’s number one commercial fishing port and the heart of Maine’s lobster industry. Even if you don’t make it to Stonington, fresh Maine seafood restaurants and snack bars are plentiful on the peninsula.
The natural beauty of Blue Hill Peninsula is breathtaking; be sure to bring your camera.